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Typhoon Disruption is Reasonable Excuse for Late Tax PaymentDecember 21, 2018

It is fair to say that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) take a hard line when it comes to non-payment or late payment of taxes...

High Court Stamps on Illicit Live Streaming of Boxing Matches OnlineDecember 13, 2018

Unauthorised online streaming of major sporting events, depriving organisers of their legitimate revenues, is ever on the increase. However, as a case in which the...

Vicarious Liability – Impromptu Post Christmas Party GatheringDecember 11, 2018

Employers can be found vicariously liable for the actions of their staff when these occur in the course of their employment, which can include during...

Landlord Succeeds in Challenge to HMO Licence FeeDecember 10, 2018

An increasing number of local authorities run licensing regimes to ensure the quality of accommodation provided in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). An important High...

Failure to Have a Social Media Policy Can be CostlyDecember 5, 2018

Firms that do not have a social media policy in place should give consideration to introducing one and taking steps to make it part of...

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Employed or Self-Employed?

Whether you are employed or self-employed makes a substantial difference to how you are taxed and the income tax liabilities of an employed person can...

Employee Fraud – Fraud Act 2006

Employee fraud continues to rise as the recession continues to bite - however,  the Fraud Act 2006 provisions make it easier to obtain convictions for...

Employee Fraud: Warning Signs

Employee fraud was a boom area even before the recession started.  ‘Targeted’ frauds, often backed by organised criminals, are also becoming more common. In these...

Entrepreneur’s Relief – the Basics

From 6 April 2008 disposals of qualifying businesses and business assets have been eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief. In simple terms, it allows business owners to reduce...

Failing to Prevent Bribery – Are You at Risk?

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It created a new offence which can be committed by a commercial organisation if...

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